First Target is codirected by Zhai Junjie and Zhai Xiaoxing. The film features Liu Xiaofeng, Sun Weimin, Jiang Qinqin, and Sun Qian. The story is set in China’s War of Liberation. An anti-spy group of special agents leaded by Jiang Qinqin tries to blow off the undercover of the“first target”.
In 1946, to prevent the Chinese civil war, Zhou Enlai who represented the Communists held a talk with the Chinese Nationalist Party, and George C. Marshall, who represented the Americans at Plum Village in Nanjing.
A lost notebook stirred the already turbulent peace talk. The ripples alert the three sides and a battle of spy and anti-spy began. Many historical figures like Zhou Enlai, George Marshall, Chiang Kai-shek, Soong May-ling, He Yingqing, Chen Cheng, and Hu Zongnan are depicted in the movie. Other fictional persona such as the ace agent Xiong Huiquan, the female journalist, and a secret spy who belongs to the Confidential Bureau adds tension to the critical moment.
Director Zhai Junjie graduated from People’s Liberation Army Academy of Art with a bachelor degree in Drama. He is a National Director, and his work includes The Perfect Storm, My Long March, My French Years, Stand the Forefront, Water of Jinsha, and Armageddon 2: Huaihai Campaign. He has been awarded best director for Golden Rooster Awards, Chinese Movie Awards, Hundred Flowers Awards, Five Project Awards, and the People’s Liberation Army Art Awards.
Director Zhai Xiaoxing graduated from Central Academy of Drama with a bachelor degree in acting. He is a National Secondary Actor, and member of Chinese Dramatists Association and China Film Association. His acting works include The Legendary Sniper, The La Boheme in Hu Tong, The Long March, etc. His directing works include Zhao Dan, Ximen Bao, Guilt and Love, and First Target. He received awards by Golden Rooster Awards, Chinese Movie Awards, Hundred Flowers Awards, Five Project Awards, and Chinese TV Flying Awards.
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